Cancer complete prevalence – methods and estimates
During the period 2001-2006 the National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, USA) proposed to IRPPS a number of scientific contracts, in order to produce new methods for estimating the complete prevalence of cancers and associated standard errors and the complete prevalence of cancers diagnosed in childhood. Products include algorithms, estimations and a software code which has been implemented in the open source system “ComPrev”, which calculates complete prevalence based on limited-duration prevalence statistics. Since 2002 the method has been used by the NCI to obtain estimates which are yearly published on the electronic journal Cancer Statistics Review.
Principal investigator of the projects was Dr. Anna Gigli, and dr. Arianna Simonetti participated with a research grant.
What follows is a detailed list of contracts and products
Contract 2001-2002 “Cancer Incidence and Survival Parameters Estimates for the Estimation of Complete Prevalence” (US$ 60,500)
Gigli (2001) The variance of the completeness index. Working Paper IRP, 3/2001
Gigli, Tavilla, Capocaccia (2002) Estimation of cancer incidence and survival parameters from population-based registries. Working Paper IRPPS, 1/2002
Gigli, Simonetti (2002) Estimation of cancer incidence and survival parameters from population-based registries. Data on white, black and hispanic race/ethnicity. Working Paper IRPPS, 2/2002
Mariotto, Gigli, Capocaccia, Tavilla, Clegg, Depry, Scoppa, Ries, Rowland, Tesauro, Feuer (2002) Complete and limited duration prevalence estimates. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1973-99, chapter 29 disponibile online su: http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1973_1999
Gigli, Simonetti (2003) Estimation of cancer survival from population-based registries. Data on hispanics. Working Paper IRPPS, 1/2003
Gigli, Mariotto, Clegg, Tavilla, Corazziari, Hachey, Scoppa, Capocaccia (2006) Estimating the variance of cancer prevalence from population-based registries. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 15, p.235-253.
Contract 2002-2003 “Enhancing Complete Prevalence Estimates” (US$ 45,100)
Gigli, Simonetti, Capocaccia (2003) The prevalence of childhood cancers at adult ages. Working Paper IRPPS, 2/2003
Gigli, Simonetti (2003) Estimation of incidence and survival parameters for rare cancer. Working Paper IRPPS, 3/2003
Gigli, Simonetti, Capocaccia (2004) Validation of complete prevalence by age groups. Working Paper IRPPS, 1/2004
Simonetti, Gigli, Capocaccia, Mariotto (2008) Estimating complete prevalence of cancers diagnosed in childhood. Statistics in Medicine, 27, p. 990-1007
Contract 2005-2006 “Estimating the Variance of Complete Prevalence using a Numerical Approach” (US$ 12,000)
Gigli (2007) Numerical estimation of the variance of the completeness index applied to cancer data. Working Paper IRPPS, 13/2007
Gigli (2007) Variance of complete cancer prevalence at all ages. Working Paper IRPPS, 14/2007